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10876Re: [AZ] Knap Hill history--Whitethroat

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  • Jim Willhite
    Jul 2, 2008
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      Thanks for the image, Harold
      jim willhite

      > I have grown White Throat for years. It does not have bronze foliage.
      > I doubt Cecile descended from Whitethroat.
      > Harold Greer
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      > From: azaleas@yahoogroups.com [mailto:azaleas@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      > Of Jim Willhite
      > Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 6:46 PM
      > To: azaleas@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [AZ] Knap Hill history--Whitethroat
      > More about the KH article by G. Donald Waterer. I was interested to see
      > that he may have provided an answer to a Q I posed a few days ago to
      > this
      > group; ie, what is the source of the lovely bronze foliage we see on
      > Cannon's Double, which is Corneille x Cecile? Waterer describes the Knap
      > Hill plant "Whitethroat" which dates from the 1920s and was used after
      > WWII
      > as seed parent to produce a group of fragrant, double flowered plants
      > distinguished by "copper tinted foliage which was at its best in full
      > light"
      > and which turns bright red in autumn, as does that of Cannon's Double. I
      > wonder if Cecile, the Exbury, is descended from Whitethroat? Anybody
      > growing Whitethroat?
      >> Thanks to Bruce Clyburn, who made the Knap Hill history article
      > available,
      >> and to Tom Scheutz, who shared a paper copy with me yesterday at our
      > Valley
      >> Forge Chapter annual picnic.
      >> I read the article on the train on the way to work this morning. This
      > was a
      >> great article, lots of history, and a comprehensive list of Knap Hills
      > at
      >> the end. I knew the history of the group went way back, but I don't
      > think I
      >> appreciated just how far back it goes (1820s). The long history of the
      >> strain adds one more compelling reason to grow more Knap Hills.
      >> Is there any comprehensive collection of KH's in the US or Canada?
      > And,
      >> sorry to be commercial, but are there any nurseries on this side of
      > the pond
      >> distributing a good number of them?
      >> Jim Willhite
      >> West Chester, PA
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